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not building them. thank you. [applause] >> reverend norman fong has been praying for 20 years. he has been a great champion. he has to collect all of his efforts for so many years to make sure our communities were served well. he's been an advocate and director of the chinese development center, a center invaluable to the growth of our community to plan affordable housing, transit, to open space, to the care for our seniors. the reverend fong we have been recognizing your voice for wells fargo on the radio and we want to give recognition to your voice again as a champion for the central subway. come on up reverend norman fong. [applause] >> yeah, that's true. i am going to keep this short, but i also need your involvement. i was asked to do a blessing but those that know me we need to bless each other and today i just want you to say these four words. bless the central subway. say that. "bless the central subway". now, whenever i say this word "this is it" -- i am borrowing from michael jackson. then you did a blessing. okay. this has been the moment we all been waiting for. t
do you think of this program? [applause] it is about time. i want to thank francis and fong. i think this is the very first statewide heritage month held with the mayor of san francisco. let me say something about heritage month in san francisco and your mayor. in the old days, you remember san francisco was known for passing all of these anti- chinese ordinances to limit the movement, the productivity of chinese in the city. we know two things. change happens. maybe the state of california is the state of golden opportunities, where we have a chinese-american mayor of san francisco. 35 years ago, congress members passed similar resolutions in both house and the senate to formally recognize the first 10 days of may as asian-pacific heritage week. one year later, president jimmy carter signed into law a joint resolution to officially designate the annual celebration. 11 years later, president george bush extended the weeklong celebration to an entire month. you know and i know that our mothers say that every day is asian pacific american day.
together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan and cameron. and their adopted daughter eliana. they shot video when they brought her home from siberia two years ago and they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> and this is the crib set up for our son. >> reporter: the fong family is one of hundreds caught in an international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiant today saying that he plans to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really just senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoptions says with 700,000 russian orphans, the children are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched w
tuesday, the fong family celebrated christmas with hopes of adding a new member in the new year. >> our children are very much so excited to having a baby brother. like i said, we set up his room together. >> reporter: courtney fong and his wife natasha have two biological children, nathan and cameron. in 2010 they adopted eliana from siberia and made this video about their journey to bring her home. now they want to adopt again. >> this is the crib that we have set up for our son. >> reporter: but russia is on the verge of banning all american adoptions. the measure is widely seen as retaliation for a new u.s. law that punishes russians accused of violating human rights. last week president vladimir putin expressed support for the ban, but was cagey when pressed if he would sign it into law. >> we see this as another situation where vulnerable children could be impacted by human rights issues between these two countries. >> reporter: laurie goldheim of the american academy of adoption attorneys says the law will affect families like the fongs, as well as thousands
brother. we is the up his room together. >> reporter: the fong family spent the holidays with their two biological children nathan amend cameron and their siberian adoptee from two years ago and they were hoping for another addition for the family from russia in the coming year. >> this is our crib for our son. >> reporter: they are just one of hundreds caught in a international political showdown. president vladimir putin was defiantly saying he planned to sign the ban on adoptions to the u.s. the country's legislative branch had just passed the bill unanimously. this was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law that denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >> it's very tragic that these children are potentially going to fall victim to really the senseless politics. >> reporter: lauren koch with the national council for adoption says, with 700,000 russian orphans, the kids are the ones caught in the political web. >> most of them have been matched with children. they consider these children part of their fam
think of this program? [applause] it is about time. i want to thank francis and fong. i think this is the very first statewide heritage month held with the mayor of san francisco. let me say something about heritage month in san francisco and your mayor. in the old days, you remember san francisco was known for passing all of these anti- chinese ordinances to limit the movement, the productivity of chinese in the city. we know two things. change happens.
from russia. that includes the fong family here in the bay area. they already have an adopted daughter from siberia and they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> we're fong family. we are want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a loving family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> the law signed today was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >>> it's 6:20. coming up, what a turnaround story for san jose state's spartan football. >> quite a game yesterday. preparing for the big rose parade next week. how volunteers are getting those floats ready to shine on new year's day coming up. >> this is a great weekend to hit the slopes, good skiing conditions. >> we'll have much more on our rainy forecast coming up after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, wins in one season.. they >>> it's been more than 70 years since the spa
francisco is lee fong, contributing writer for the nation magazine who has been following the money trail. hi, lee. nice to see you. >> good morning. >> splin plain to me. i think we have the information of him as an independent actor. he is really embedded in the web. talk to me about what this is? >> i looked at grover norquist's foundation. over 66% of its more than two-thirds of husband budget came from just two billionaire-backed nonprofits. if you peel back the layers, the people giving money and propping up norquist are folks like steve schwartzman and investors that have a lot to gain from not cutting taxes. they pay a shockingly low rate. they don't want to pay a penny more. when he says he is going to retaliate against some of the folks that are deviating from the pledge, he means his donor network will go after these folks with attack ads and money for primary challenges. that's where his real power base comes from. >> earlier this week, my colleague, chris hayes tweeted that, let's be clear. it is not grover norquist who is the reason that republicans are against these tax inc
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